DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES

Saving Historical New Orleans

A virtual discussion of the book Building On the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans with its creators

September 17, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES

Saving Historical New Orleans

A virtual discussion of the book Building On the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans with its creators

September 17, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Founded in 1974, the New Orleans Preservation Resource Center (PRC) was organized by the Junior League of New Orleans as a non-profit, community group of individuals committed to the preservation and urban planning of NOLA. As such, the PRC has worked to expand the number of citizens who understand and appreciate the economic, cultural, and aesthetic importance of historic preservation, while engaging them in preservation projects and services which enhance living in historic New Orleans.

Building On the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans is the product of a team of four dedicated authors who, through a series of inspiring and gripping narratives and colorful photographs, have chronicled the efforts of the Preservation Resource Center to save the soul of the 300-year-old-city and ensure that its future will both honor and celebrate its rich past. In order to achieve this end, the authors explore the stories of the people, the places, and the methods and tools used to make preservation projects successful, which range from modest “shotgun” homes, to those of the cost and magnitude of the multi-million dollar Saenger Theater restoration project that followed the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

In praising Building On the Past, Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo da Vinci and Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, among his many books, said, “This colorful and insightful book shows how passionate New Orleans preservationists have worked miracles in saving what makes our city vibrant and beautiful… and it shows how the Preservation Resource Center has positioned New Orleans for the future by revitalizing its past.”

Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Fourth Annual edition of our Distinguished Speakers Series. 

Art Auction

Works by local artists can be bid on via silent auction. All sales proceeds go to the St. Tammany Library Foundation.

Fourth Annual Distinguished Speakers Series

Date: September 17, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES

Speakers

Susan Langenhennig

A writer about New Orleans for 20 years who is also the Director of Communications for the Preservation Resource Center. Ms. Langenhennig is also a former writer and editor for The Times-Picayunne. She was a member of the newspaper’s Hurricane Katrina coverage team that received two Pulitzer Prizes for its work.

John Pope

A reporter in New Orleans since 1973 and the author of Getting Off At Elysian Fields, Mr. Pope is one of of the most celebrated obituary writers in the United States. John was also a member of The Times-Picayunne’s Pulitzer Prize team for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

Danielle Del Sol

The Executive Director of the Preservation Resource Center, Ms. Del Sol served for seven years as the editor of Preservation In Print, the monthly magazine of the PRC. She also served as the PRC’s communications director. She is an adjunct lecturer in the Master of Preservation Studies program at Tulane University.

Chris Granger

An award-winning photojournalist based in New Orleans, Mr. Granger is a staff photographer for The Times-Picayunne | New Orleans Advocate as well as a photographer for multiple books and magazine publications.

Event Sponsorship

By sponsoring this year’s Distinguished Speakers Series, you’re not only helping the St. Tammany Library Foundation put on amazing events like this one, but you’re investing in the libraries of St. Tammany Parish and in the future of its residents. 

Presenting Sponsor

$ 2,500
  • Seating with the speakers
  • Presenting recognition in all event materials and PR
  • Presenting signage at event
  • Logo on STLF website
  • Reserved table for 8 guests
  • 8 Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Photograph with Speakers
  • Autographed copy of "Building On the Past"

Nobel Sponsor

$ 1,000
  • 4 tickets to event
  • Sponsor recognition in all event materials
  • Recognition on signage at event
  • Logo on STLF website
  • Reserved table for 4 guests
  • 4 Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Photograph with Speakers
  • Autographed copy of "Building On the Past"

Pulitzer Sponsor

$ 500
  • 2 tickets to event
  • Sponsor recognition in all event materials
  • Recognition on signage at event
  • Logo on STLF website
  • 2 Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Photograph with Speakers

Newberry Sponsor

$ 250
  • 2 tickets to event
  • Sponsor recognition in all event materials
  • Recognition on signage at event
  • 2 Invitations to the Speaker Reception

Caldecott Sponsor

$ 100
  • 1 ticket to event
  • Recognition on signage at event

Founded in 1974, the New Orleans Preservation Resource Center (PRC) was organized by the Junior League of New Orleans as a non-profit, community group of individuals committed to the preservation and urban planning of NOLA. As such, the PRC has worked to expand the number of citizens who understand and appreciate the economic, cultural, and aesthetic importance of historic preservation, while engaging them in preservation projects and services which enhance living in historic New Orleans.

Building On the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans is the product of a team of four dedicated authors who, through a series of inspiring and gripping narratives and colorful photographs, have chronicled the efforts of the Preservation Resource Center to save the soul of the 300-year-old-city and ensure that its future will both honor and celebrate its rich past. In order to achieve this end, the authors explore the stories of the people, the places, and the methods and tools used to make preservation projects successful, which range from modest “shotgun” homes, to those of the cost and magnitude of the multi-million dollar Saenger Theater restoration project that followed the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

In praising Building On the Past, Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo da Vinci and Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, among his many books, said, “This colorful and insightful book shows how passionate New Orleans preservationists have worked miracles in saving what makes our city vibrant and beautiful… and it shows how the Preservation Resource Center has positioned New Orleans for the future by revitalizing its past.”

Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Fourth Annual edition of our Distinguished Speakers Series. Click below to learn more and to purchase a sponsorship.

Art Auction

Works by local artists can be bid on via silent auction. All sales proceeds go to the St. Tammany Library Foundation.

Fourth Annual Distinguished Speakers Series

Date: September 17, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Speakers

Susan Langenhennig

A writer about New Orleans for 20 years who is also the Director of Communications for the Preservation Resource Center. Ms. Langenhennig is also a former writer and editor for The Times-Picayunne. She was a member of the newspaper’s Hurricane Katrina coverage team that received two Pulitzer Prizes for its work.

John Pope

A reporter in New Orleans since 1973 and the author of Getting Off At Elysian Fields, Mr. Pope is one of of the most celebrated obituary writers in the United States. John was also a member of The Times-Picayunne’s Pulitzer Prize team for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

Danielle Del Sol

The Executive Director of the Preservation Resource Center, Ms. Del Sol served for seven years as the editor of Preservation In Print, the monthly magazine of the PRC. She also served as the PRC’s communications director. She is an adjunct lecturer in the Master of Preservation Studies program at Tulane University.

Chris Granger

An award-winning photojournalist based in New Orleans, Mr. Granger is a staff photographer for The Times-Picayunne | New Orleans Advocate as well as a photographer for multiple books and magazine publications.

By sponsoring this year’s Distinguished Speakers Series, you’re not only helping the St. Tammany Library Foundation put on amazing events like this one, but you’re investing in the libraries of St. Tammany Parish and in the future of its residents. 

Presenting Sponsor

$ 2,500
  • Seating with the speakers
  • Presenting recognition in all event materials and PR
  • Presenting signage at event
  • Logo on STLF website
  • Reserved table for 8 guests
  • 8 Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Photograph with Speakers
  • Autographed copy of "Building On the Past"

Nobel Sponsor

$ 1,000
  • 4 tickets to event
  • Sponsor recognition in all event materials
  • Recognition on signage at event
  • Logo on STLF website
  • Reserved table for 4 guests
  • 4 Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Photograph with Speakers
  • Autographed copy of "Building On the Past"

Pulitzer Sponsor

$ 500
  • 2 tickets to event
  • Sponsor recognition in all event materials
  • Recognition on signage at event
  • Logo on STLF website
  • 2 Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Photograph with Speakers

Newberry Sponsor

$ 250
  • 2 tickets to event
  • Sponsor recognition in all event materials
  • Recognition on signage at event
  • 2 Invitations to the Speaker Reception

Caldecott Sponsor

$ 100
  • 1 ticket to event
  • Recognition on signage at event